Vietnam launches national conference on anti-corruption

Vietnam launches national conference on anti-corruption

The conference organized by the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption in Hanoi on June 25, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nearly 400 Vietnamese officials participated in a national-level meeting focusing on dealing with corruption in the country on Monday.

The conference was organized by the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption in Hanoi, chaired by Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also head of the committee.

About 400 delegates who are members of the Politburo, Party Central Committee, and leaders of provinces, cities, and state agencies attended the gathering.

This event was especially significant as it was aimed at evaluating results and existing limitations to the anti-corruption efforts in the first half of the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress, which was implemented for the 2016-20 period, said an official from the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption.

During the meeting, delegates were briefed on the outcomes of the efforts before joining a discussion to determine new missions, directions, and solutions for the second half of the Resolution.

Reports at the conference showed that many regulations and laws of the Party and State have been issued to strengthen the building of the Party and political system and to combat corruption over the past years.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the meeting. Photo: Tuoi Tre
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the meeting. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Since 2016, about 1,300 Party members involved in corruption have been penalized, the report highlighted.

Fifty centrally-managed officials, including nine members and former members of the Party Central Committee, received disciplinary measures.

Among them, Dinh La Thang, a member of the Party Central Committee and former member of the Politburo, was expelled from the Party.

The role of the press in anti-corruption has been promoted, while international cooperation in the field has also been expanded.

“The long-term fight still faces many complicated difficulties and challenges,” General Secretary Trong said at the event.

“I hope that new and stronger, more drastic and effective changes will be made after this conference.”

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